eclipsed No. 173 / 9-2015

09. December 2015

PINK FLOYD - 40 Years Wish You Were Here

Birthday in absentia - IAN GILLAN turned 70 on 19 August

26. August 2015

Birthday in absentia - IAN GILLAN turned 70 on 19 August

"When I was a kid, I hated being kissed by aunts on my birthday. This probably explains my aversion to celebrating my birthday," Ian Gillan ponders, referring to his anniversary on August 19. "I won't celebrate the seventieth either." But his fans are.

Ian Gillan, born in London in 1945, grew up in the suburb of Hounslow, near Heathrow Airport. His first serious band was called Episode Six. When Ritchie Blackmore, Jon Lord and Ian Paice looked at the group in June 1969, Blackmore in particular was so enthusiastic about the distinctive singer that he immediately offered him a job at Deep Purple. He brought his episode six colleague Roger Glover into the love marriage as a dowry. "From then on, my life changed completely."

eclipsed No. 100 / 4-2008

10. April 2014

eclipsed at Rockpalast
"Tschörmen tellewischen praudli prisents..."

"Rockpalast" - this name still awakens happy memories of long nights, great parties and extraordinary concerts for rock fans decades later. And the palace still keeps its portal open today. But it was the early "Rockpalast" nights that gave the musical building its historic glory.

100 memorable events in rock history